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Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

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An 'acid egg', used to transport acid within a factory, in lieu of pumps. The acid was discharged using compressed air.
c.1955 Pearn dry vacuum pump made by Holden and Brooke and used at ICI Huddersfield, and donated by ICI
Lubricating/sealing oil system on Pearn vacuum pump
Model of Mactear's rotating furnace for producing saltcake
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Cast iron caustic pot weighing 16 tonnes. Made by the Widnes Foundry Co for ICI. These pots were consumable items.
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in Widnes, Cheshire

Originally known as The Museum of the Chemical Industry

Catalyst website

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